Area teens looking for something free, fun and new to do next Friday night should drop in for a dip at the Juniper Hill Aquatic Center. The facility will host its first-ever High School Swim Bash from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Frankfort Independent Schools board Monday approved further negotiations with Franklin County Schools for the services of a part-time mechanic.
In the past three years, Sam Sams has seen her life come full circle. A Frankfort native, the rigor alignment coach at Second Street School was named principal Saturday at a special-called early morning meeting.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved several staff groups' certified and classified salary schedules for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Frankfort Independent Schools is partnering with the Franklin County Farmers Market for its Summer Feeding Program Kickoff planned from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at the market pavilion at River View Park.
A Frankfort High School teacher was awarded the 2019 Carl Perkins Contributor to Special Education award, sponsored by the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said that Hensley was a graduate of Paintsville High School. He was a graduate of Sheldon Clark High School in Martin County.
University of Kentucky men’s basketball assistant coach Joel Justus spoke to Frankfort Independent Schools teachers on Tuesday at Second Street School.
The Second Street School Site-Based Decision Making Council reviewed a survey and came up with themes from the results to prepare criteria to select the school’s next principal.
An 11-year-old fifth grade student won state and national awards for her photograph of her great-grandfather’s World War II uniform.
Anthony Gannone, a fifth grade student at Second Street School, told parents, teachers and classmates about his project on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” during the school’s Student Showcase on Thursday night.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board on Monday approved requests from Frankfort High School and Second Street School to reallocate funding for staff positions.
With sweaty palms, cracking voices and the occasional case of the giggles, middle schoolers individually took to the stage in the Frankfort High School auditorium to give TED Talks on Thursday.
Born to an illiterate father who signed his name with an “X” and a mother with an eighth-grade education, Aaron Thompson shared with Frankfort High students Wednesday his personal story about how he started from humble beginnings to become the state’s higher education leader.
Rankings aren’t always indicative of progress, growth or improvement. That is the message both local school district leaders are trying to convey after the release of the latest U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School state rankings earlier this week.
Dr. Ron Chi, chief academic officer for Frankfort Independent Schools, updated the school board Monday about Profile of a Graduate, a program being implemented in the district to better equip students with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce post-graduation.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education OK’d the 2019-20 school calendar and gave tentative approval to its 2020-21 calendar at Monday evening’s meeting at Second Street School.
The Kentucky Chi Chapter is offering three scholarships for a graduating high school senior planning on majoring in education, a college student currently majoring in education or a classroom teacher wishing to further their education or develop a special classroom project.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Early Learning Academy is more than a preschool. It’s a community-based service organization too, Brittney Howell, FIS special education director and director of student services, told the school board Monday night.
A state public hearing for the District Facility Plan for Frankfort Independent Schools will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the district’s central office, 959 Leestown Lane.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education voted Monday to accept the completed District Facility Plan and scheduled a public hearing.
The Franklin County Homemakers organization is offering a $500 scholarship to a Franklin County graduate who will be majoring in family and consumer sciences, agriculture or a related field. Interested seniors may contact the Franklin County Extension Office at 502-695-9035 for an applicatio…
Local Planning Committee (LPC) meeting for Frankfort Independent Schools will be held on Monday at Central Office, 959 Leestown Lane. The public forum will begin at 6 p.m. with the LPC meeting following at 6:30 p.m.
Second Street School’s Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) Club walked away from a conference in Louisville last week with the Outstanding Statesmanship Award. KUNA is put on by the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association.
The inaugural recipients of the Rosen Scholarship Awards were announced during the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education meeting Monday.
Pamela Tate, a family resource coordinator with Franklin County Schools, is preparing for an annual open house and appreciation reception for volunteers and donors to the Backpack Snacks of Frankfort and Franklin County Program.
Frankfort Independent Schools is launching the pilot for a new mentorship program in partnership with Kentucky State University staff this month.
A winter characterized by more rainfall than snow has caused Franklin County and Frankfort Independent schools to miss fewer days than last year.
The Frankfort Independent Schools’ report card from the Kentucky Department of Education is in and shows the district’s attendance rate remained roughly the same in 2017-18 as the prior year.
The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association meeting for tonight has been canceled due to the Frankfort High School boys basketball team’s game against Dunbar in the opening round of the 11th Region Tournament.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber signed another four-year contract to continue as the district’s leader after the board voted unanimously Monday to renew his contract.
Thursday marked the completion of a six-week partnership between the Kentucky Historical Society and Second Street School to teach preschool students, 3- and 4-year-olds, “history habits.”
After three years at Frankfort Independent Schools, Dr. Ron Chi will take a two-year leave of absence to work with education programs overseas, effective July 1.
Frankfort Independent Schools has improved its level of instructional and learning equity, but more improvements can be made, consultants told school board members Monday evening.
This week, the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education learned the district decreased deficit spending considerably between from the 2017 fiscal year to the 2018 fiscal year.
After a short tenure, Frankfort Independent Schools has terminated Second Street School’s cheerleading coach, who claims her departure is a result of posts on Facebook.